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Entries from October 2008

Community Creates “Safe Zone” for Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Here’s a positive story about the O’Fallon Park neighborhood in inner city St. Louis. O’Fallon Park is too often the backdrop of violent news reports.  Hat tip: PubDef Four blocks of the O’Fallon Park neighborhood have been deemed a “safe zone” for children to trick-or-treat on this Halloween night. Twenty-First Ward Committeeman Antonio French has […]

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Tags: St. Louis

Guest Op Ed: Will Jay Nixon Uphold His Constitutional Duties as Governor, Or Will He Be Swayed By Political Self-Interests?

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

By Bernie McCann Before you go to the polls Tuesday and vote for a governor candidate, you should ask one question about Attorney General Jay Nixon: If elected, will he uphold his constitutional duties as governor, or will he be swayed by political self-interests? For guidance, you need to look no further than what has […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon

Democrat State Rep. Says NRA Distributing “False Campaign Literature”

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Image Hat tip: Show Me Progress State Representative Rebecca McClanahan is claiming in a press release that voters in District 2 in Northeast Missouri have been receiving “dishonest mailers” from the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund.  McClanahan is in a tight race with her Republican opponent, Thom Van Vleck. From the release: “These orange […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Videos

Video: John Ashcroft Speaks Out Against Question 1

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

“Join my family and me in voting NO on Question 1” Yesterday, Greene Countians Against Question 1 began running new television and radio advertisements featuring one of Greene County’s most famous residents, former Governor and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.  The ads running on local TV and radio includes a […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Hon. John Ashcroft · Videos

Dems Giving Up On Kay Barnes? “Maybe This Recruit Wasn’t So Great After All”

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Looks like the Democrats are throwing in the towel on Ol’ Kay Cronkite Waldo Barnes after this Survey USA poll shows her trailing Congressman Graves 54% to 36%! From The Swing State Project: “Kay Barnes, the former mayor of Kansas City, was one of the first top-tier recruits by the DCCC in 2007, so this […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Kay Barnes

Charitable Tax Credits Provide Constructive Alternative to Prop. 1

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

By Calvin Harris II This November, Saint Louis County constituents will vote on a new annual tax of one-quarter of a cent (1 cent on every $4.00) to fund programs supporting the mental health and well-being of area youth. The estimated $40 million that would be collected after the passing of Proposition 1 would create […]

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Tags: Show Me Institute · St. Louis

Quote of the Day: “Lots of Republicans Feel That the State Committee Should Not Have Gotten Involved in the Primary”

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

This quote comes from former five term Republican state representative Chuck Wooten. Wooten claims he tried to call the Hulshof campaign but never got a response. (Maybe certain campaign managers should spend a little less time in Washington lobbying and guest hosting radio programs, and more time calling back potential VIP supporters????) A video interview […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Rep. Kenny Hulshof · Sarah Steelman

“Watch Chuck (Graham) Drive” Website Launched

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

An email to our tipline tipped us off to a new website called “Watch Chuck Drive.” The website includes a quote from Columbia Daily Tribune Publisher Hank Waters III that says: “Graham’s occasional tendency to enjoy too many beers…” (The understatement of the year we may add.) It also has “Fun Chuck Facts” such as: […]

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Tags: Decision '08

Two Signs It’s Over for Sam Page

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

One, it’s not a good sign – especially to your supporters – when you’re sending out the “we gave it our best shot, but we came up a little short” email a week before the election. This email was supposedly sent to us from Dr. Page’s wife Jenny: “Let me thank you for working so […]

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Tags: Decision '08

Moniteau County Elected Official Helps Trial Lawyers Silence the Citizens of Greene County

October 28th, 2008 · No Comments

UNION ACTIVIST FILES FRIVILOUS COMPLAINT Greene Countians Against Question 1 responded to the frivilous ethics complaint filed with the Missouri’s Ethics Commission by an out-of-town left-wing union activist by the name of Eric Moore. Mr. Moore’s frivilous complaint claims that the coalition’s Treasurer, Larry Russell, did not file his organization’s paperwork on time. It is […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · MO Supreme Court